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Strezov Sampling presents AFFLATUS Chapter 1 // 1.2 Update feat. 18GB of new sample content

Simon Ravn

Senior Member
Hmm... can't in any way hear what you're hearing.
I think the strings in "Pictures of You" sound great. Nothing that sounds like phasing or over-compression to me...

Maybe you indeed hear the soundcloud compression (they compress to 128 kbps - best quality for mp3 is 320 kbps!) and I (and others) already got used to it.
Right. If it is indeed 128kbps (constant) that should explain it. Thankfully I have not gotten used to it so I can hear how crappy it sounds.
 

midiman

Active Member
@StrezovSampling
I have a question: Which basses patch would I use if I was to do a composition/arrangement with the Minimalist Strings and need more low end. The Lush Basses are too strong and upfront, and don't seem like a good match? As I hear you are making plans and decisions on what to add in the future to Afflatus, I wanted to ask if there a possibility of adding Minimalist Basses in the future? I think it would be really nice. These strings are so deep and cinematic, and I really miss the matching soft Basses to add the low end. The library is really impressive, and deserving of the term Boutique. I am very close to taking the plunge, after realizing there is a Loyalty discount added because of my previous purchases. I think that is a really nice thing. Thanks for all the hard work you and the team obviously put into it. The more I listen to the demos the more I am impressed. #nextgen
 

modiel

New Member
@StrezovSampling
I have a question: Which basses patch would I use if I was to do a composition/arrangement with the Minimalist Strings and need more low end. The Lush Basses are too strong and upfront, and don't seem like a good match? As I hear you are making plans and decisions on what to add in the future to Afflatus, I wanted to ask if there a possibility of adding Minimalist Basses in the future? I think it would be really nice. These strings are so deep and cinematic, and I really miss the matching soft Basses to add the low end. The library is really impressive, and deserving of the term Boutique. I am very close to taking the plunge, after realizing there is a Loyalty discount added because of my previous purchases. I think that is a really nice thing. Thanks for all the hard work you and the team obviously put into it. The more I listen to the demos the more I am impressed. #nextgen
Have you tried the lush basses using not just the modwheel but also the expression at a low intensity ? It should do the trick. In my memory, Nathan Einhorn used the lush basses on his demo Snowfall for the minimalist strings to add the low ends. I should ask him again, but I'm pretty sure he told me he used it.
 

prodigalson

Senior Member
Violins 1, Violins 2, Violas, Celli and Basses. So 5 Soloists. :)
Can you clarify if this first chairs will include your polylegato in an ensemble patch?. I.e. I can play 4 parts with two hands and the engine will intelligently assign separate legato lines to each violin, viola and cello???
 

Nathan Einhorn

New Member
Have you tried the lush basses using not just the modwheel but also the expression at a low intensity ? It should do the trick. In my memory, Nathan Einhorn used the lush basses on his demo Snowfall for the minimalist strings to add the low ends. I should ask him again, but I'm pretty sure he told me he used it.
Yeah I used the Lush Basses on my demo (and the pizz in the final part), if you put the CC1 all the way down and play mostly with the expression, you can get them to blend pretty nicely with the minimalist strings :)
 

David Tardy

New Member
@StrezovSampling
I just purchased AFFLATUS Chapter One 2 days ago and LOVE IT. The only thing that is very frustrating is not being to sustain notes or chords using my sustain pedal on the patches that do not use the sustain pedal to trigger divisi. For example: the Ensemble Patches: Lush Strings KS, Minimalist Strings Legato etc. Is there a way to do this in Kontakt 6 itself? Will there be a fix or update for this? PLEASE say there is.
 
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Strezov

Active Member
Hi David, sadly in order for us to use the polyphonic legato, we had to disable the sustain pedal - sort of like a sacrifice for the greater good. What comes to mind would be to automatically enable sustain whenever you disable the true legato?
 

David Tardy

New Member
Hi David, sadly in order for us to use the polyphonic legato, we had to disable the sustain pedal - sort of like a sacrifice for the greater good. What comes to mind would be to automatically enable sustain whenever you disable the true legato?
Thank you Mr Strezov for your quick response. I love the library completely. How do I enable the sustain when disabling the true legato. How do I disable the true legato? Sorry, I am fairly new to Kontakt Instruments. Thank you and the entire Strezov team for your extremely hard work and impeccable sound libraries. I am also LOVING Storm Choirs 2!!!
 

David Tardy

New Member
Thank you Mr Strezov for your quick response. I love the library completely. How do I enable the sustain when disabling the true legato. How do I disable the true legato? Sorry, I am fairly new to Kontakt Instruments. Thank you and the entire Strezov team for your extremely hard work and impeccable sound libraries. I am also LOVING Storm Choirs 2!!!
Hi David, sadly in order for us to use the polyphonic legato, we had to disable the sustain pedal - sort of like a sacrifice for the greater good. What comes to mind would be to automatically enable sustain whenever you disable the true legato?
LOL. I am actually using Afflatus now and I am on the Minimalist Strings Legato Ensemble patch. I turned off the Legato Button, but I do not know how to enable the sustain pedal... or is that something I must do in the Midi editing in Logic?
 

Strezov

Active Member
Hi David, we'll have to program this in a future update in order for it to work. We'll quite possibly make an update on playability before we address the new patches and instruments. I'm noting this one down!

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Can you clarify if this first chairs will include your polylegato in an ensemble patch?. I.e. I can play 4 parts with two hands and the engine will intelligently assign separate legato lines to each violin, viola and cello???
Sorry, @prodigalson , missed this one. Yes, I think we can make polylegato work like this. It will probably be in an ensemble patch and the auto-orchestration will be quite simple (based on note ranges). Those will be also recorded in Sections, so you will have an option to do it manually.

Best,
George
 

David Tardy

New Member
Hi David, we'll have to program this in a future update in order for it to work. We'll quite possibly make an update on playability before we address the new patches and instruments. I'm noting this one down!

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Sorry, @prodigalson , missed this one. Yes, I think we can make polylegato work like this. It will probably be in an ensemble patch and the auto-orchestration will be quite simple (based on note ranges). Those will be also recorded in Sections, so you will have an option to do it manually.

Best,
George
Thank you Mr. Strezov! Blessings to you and your team :)
 

Nicola74

Member
@StrezovSampling
I am downloading Afflatus, can't wait to play...
I already own Wotan and Freyja, which I love, but I don't know how to use breath controller (cc2) instead modulation wheel for dynamics.
Is it possible in these three libraries?
Thanks in advance.
 

Strezov

Active Member
The only thing that comes to mind would be to change the parameters in the DAW host or hardware (for instance I believe Komplete Kontrol has the ability to switch parameter information). However, since a lit of people asked for that already we are adding this advanced option (CC1->CC2) in the first update. Thank you!
 

Nicola74

Member
The only thing that comes to mind would be to change the parameters in the DAW host or hardware (for instance I believe Komplete Kontrol has the ability to switch parameter information). However, since a lit of people asked for that already we are adding this advanced option (CC1->CC2) in the first update. Thank you!
Great, thanks!
 

NoamL

Winter <3
@Nicola74 if you use Logic X try this in the MIDI Scripter

Code:
function HandleMIDI(event) {
if (event instanceof ControlChange && event.number == 2) {event.number = 1; event.send();}
else event.send();
}
This takes any breath controller and transforms it in a modwheel for Afflatus.

If I didn't understand you correctly, this script....

Code:
function HandleMIDI(event) {
if (event instanceof ControlChange && event.number == 1) {event.number = 2; event.send();}
else event.send();
}
...does the opposite, when you move the modwheel it will send breath controller information to Afflatus instead.
 

Nicola74

Member
@Nicola74 if you use Logic X try this in the MIDI Scripter

Code:
function HandleMIDI(event) {
if (event instanceof ControlChange && event.number == 2) {event.number = 1; event.send();}
else event.send();
}
This takes any breath controller and transforms it in a modwheel for Afflatus.

If I didn't understand you correctly, this script....

Code:
function HandleMIDI(event) {
if (event instanceof ControlChange && event.number == 1) {event.number = 2; event.send();}
else event.send();
}
...does the opposite, when you move the modwheel it will send breath controller information to Afflatus instead.
Hi Noam,
Thanks for the suggestion, but I use Cubase in Windows...
Strezov wrote here that breath controller will be implemented with the next update.
Thanks again, all the best!
 
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